Greg Davies: Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog
- 9:45pm (1 hour)
- 5-15, 17-29 Aug 2010
- Pleasance Courtyard
- 9.50 - 10.50
Stand-up show starring Greg Davies that was performed at Pleasance Courtyard at 9:45pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2010.
The hotly anticipated solo show from Greg Davies. As the psychotic head of sixth form, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners and the most out-of-shape member of We are Klang, Greg has been an increasingly familiar face on TV screens; regularly appearing on Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His first solo stand-up show promises to address every single issue important to the human race. But it lies - it won't address any. Come though, it'll be funny.
Greg Davies, one-third of if.comeddie-nominated sketch troupe We Are Klang and star of BAFTA-winning show The Inbetweeners, brings his first solo hour of stand-up to the Fringe with Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog. Can a chance encounter with a stray Spanish dog and a bag of crisps lead to an epiphany and a fresh approach to life? No of course it can't, but is that a reason not to build an entire show around it?
Finding himself firing cheeseballs at a dog, Greg reached the entirely sensible conclusion that we will all be a lot happier if we simply ignore difficult emotional issues in favour of a celebration of the pointless. Asking questions that can't be answered is a short cut to unhappiness. Greg has no interest in why we are here, doesn't know why your boyfriend treats you like that and can't offer any insight into how to be a good parent, but he does know why that kid got that nickname, what Satan's genitals look like and why his dad is choosing to act like a mental. This show will be the first ever to attempt to chronicle an entire life without offering even the slightest insight into the human condition, every significant incident forensically removed to leave only the lean meat of the trivial.
Best known for his part as Mr. Gilbert in award-winning comedy The Inbetweeners (E4 and Channel 4), Greg has also appeared in: 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Mock The Week (BBC Two), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), and The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and The Comedy Store (all Comedy Central). His acting credits include Saxondale (BBC Two), in which he played opposite Steve Coogan, and Katy Brand's Big Ass Show (ITV2). As a stand-up, Greg has won Best Newcomer at the Laughing Horse and Metro Comedy awards, and reached the final of Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny contest. We Are Klang made their eponymous debut series for BBC Three last summer, and have also appeared on Saturday Night Live Again (ITV1). They have performed four critically-acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh shows, and won the Spirit of the Fringe Award for their debut in 2004. In addition to their 2006 if.comeddie nomination, they were nominated for the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2007.